How did the Stamp Act affect colonists?
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- EnguerarrardLv 77 months agoFavourite answer
That wasn't about postage stamps, that was about getting documents certified and stamped. The fee was low, but specie (currency) was scarce in the colonies, and a man traveling to his county seat to get documents stamped might have had to sell something before he could pay for the stamp, an inconvenience, but not a major hurdle.
The propaganda artists of Boston and NYC and Philadelphia were very good at riling public opinion over issues a lot of people didn't care about. One of the major motivations for starting the Revolution was because the colonies didn't want their legal and illegal shipping interfered with by British inspections. The colonies did a lot of smuggling (a lot), and this was a big factor that's totally ignored in high school history books.
- staisilLv 77 months ago
Many of the colonists were angered about the new tax. Some colonists rebelled with violence against tax collectors. The Sons of Liberty were formed during this period in time. Other formed the Stamp Act Congress; which passed a declaration deeming the Stamp Act a violation of their rights as citizens.
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- AmbistomaLv 77 months ago
Sounds like a job for... Wikipedia!